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    Shoreline Social Report: July 29 – August 3


    Thursday, July 29th

    • The Ivortyon Playhouse is open for the 2021 season! Murder for Two is the first production to hit the stage and runs until Sunday, August 1st. MURDER FOR TWO is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder!  In this hilarious 90-minute show, 2 performers play 13 roles—not to mention the piano—in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries.    The New York Times calls it “INGENIOUS!  A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.”  You won’t want to miss this killer musical comedy! Tickets sales are not available online this year. Tickets can be purchased by calling or visiting the box office. 860.767.7318
    • The Madison Lyric Stage, a professional theater company serving the Connecticut shoreline and the Connecticut River valley, presents Mart Crowley’s landmark play The Boys in the Band for eight performances July 22 – August 1. Additionally, the play is presented in association with the New Haven Pride Center, and a portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Center’s youth programming. Audiences are invited to arrive early for a pre-show that will feature music of the era, along with a signature cocktail and other drinks. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by visiting madisonlyricstage.org, or by calling 203-215-6329. Show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. The Deacon John Grave House is located at 581 Boston Post Road in Madison.

    Friday, July 30th

    Saturday, July 31st

    • Old Saybrook Farmer’s Market at 210 Main Street from 9am-12:30pm. Be sure to give them a like on Facebook to keep up to date on weekly vendors!
    • New England Taco Festival at the Guilford Fair Grounds from 11am-7pm. While you eat sit back and relax enjoying all of your Mexican favorites you can also be entertained by the lucha libre wrestling, mariachi band, and the carnival dancers. Admission is $ 15 pp , kids under 12 are free.

    Sunday, August 1st

    • Chester Sunday Market from 10am – 1pm to buy some amazing fresh produce, breads, cheeses, jams and honey. Meats, eggs and more. Enjoy the downtown shops and restaurants as well as the local brewery. Live music is back!
    • New England Taco Festival at the Guilford Fair Grounds from 11am-7pm. While you eat sit back and relax enjoying all of your Mexican favorites you can also be entertained by the lucha libre wrestling, mariachi band, and the carnival dancers. Admission is $ 15 pp , kids under 12 are free.
    • 15th Annual Shoreline Jewish Festival on the Guilford Town Green from 12-5pm. Featuring great music for all ages, delicious kosher fair favorites. Kids will enjoy inflatables and a variety of themed arts and crafts projects. Admission and Entertainment are FREE!
    • It’s Lyman Orchards Sunflower Maze Opening Day! 350,000 blooming Sunflowers are crafted into a design that celebrates 25 years of Arthur! $1 of every admission goes to support Connecticut Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. The Lyman Orchards family wants children battling cancer to reach for the stars and never lose hope. Lyman Orchards’ Sunflower Maze, Connecticut’s only Sunflower Maze officially opens this Saturday, July 31 at 9am. Tickets Ages 13 and over: $10; Ages 12-4: $6; Ages 3 and under: Free.
    • The Madison Summer Concert Series continues with Nightshift playing on The Green from 6-8pm.
    • Durham Summer Concert Series featuring River of Dreams a Bill Joel Tribute from 6-8pm. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs down to Allyn Brook Park and enjoy an evening at the park. There are bathrooms and plenty of parking.

    Tuesday, August 3rd

    • Live music at Shanks by Sweet Polly Duo in Clinton from 6-8pm. Don’t forget to BYOB!
    • Family Friendly Film Festival at the Madison Beach Hotel featuring the film UP. Movies start at dark. Start times will vary based on sunset. Food & Beverage available for sale. Bring your own blankets and chairs.

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